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Andy Farber

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Andy Farber is an award winning jazz composer, arranger and saxophonist and has spent years performing with the likes of Jon Hendricks and Wynton Marsalis. Since 1994, Farber has been part of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center stable of writers and performers. Through [email protected], Farber has toured with the [email protected] Orchestra, written originals compositions and arrangements and been a guest artistic director. Farber has written arrangements for people like Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, Bobby Short, Ann Hampton Calloway, Frankie Laine, Alan Harris, Cynthia Scott, Billy Stritch, Stevie Wonder, B.B

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

What Fresh Hell Is This - Celebrating Jazz Virgos Dorothy Parker, Dinah Washington, Alice Coltrane And More

Read "What Fresh Hell Is This - Celebrating Jazz Virgos Dorothy Parker, Dinah Washington, Alice Coltrane And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Jeryl Johnston and DOMi & JD Beck, with birthday shoutouts to lyricist Dorothy Parker (I Wished On the Moon, How Am I To Know), Dinah Washington, Alice Coltrane, Mimi Fox, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Linda May Han Oh, Rosana Eckert, Hilary Gardner and Wayne Shorter among others. Thanks for listening ...

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Article: Rising Stars

Meet Trumpeter Anthony Hervey

Read "Meet Trumpeter Anthony Hervey" reviewed by Sanford Josephson


This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Anthony Hervey was in the sixth grade when he discovered jazz. “My mother encouraged me to play trumpet because my grandfather played trumpet," he said. “I was very reluctant to do so, but she convinced me to do it and said I could quit after a ...

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Justin Page and Friends: 20/20 Vision

Label: Temporal Acuity Publishing
Released: 2021

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Early Blue Evening

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2021
Track listing: Don’t Tell Me What to Do; Feet and Frames; The Holidaymakers; Aircheck; Early Blue Evening; Fanfare on Fairfax; Cork Grease and Valve Oil; Portrait of Joe Temperley; Symphony for Doctor “T”; Theme from The Odd Couple; How Am I to Know?

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Speed Dating

Read "Speed Dating" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Trying out CDs by unfamiliar artists is a little like speed dating. You've got minutes to decide if you're compatible, if you're likely to be in a relationship for the long term, or if you're just ships passing in the night. Or something like that. Mike and Pat listen to four 2021 releases by unfamiliar artists ...

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Article: Album Review

Andy Farber and His Orchestra: Early Blue Evening

Read "Early Blue Evening" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Saxophonist Andy Farber's New York-based orchestra came together and cut its teeth as the onstage band for three hundred performances of After Midnight, a Broadway revue that paid tribute to Jazz Age nightclub luminaries from Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie to Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. As one might presume from the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil

Read "New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber & His Orchestra (featuring Catherine Russell and Pat Coil, with a reissue from Madeleine Peyroux and a single from trombonist Nabou Claerhou, plus birthday shoutouts to Teri Thornton, Akiko Tsuruga, Mark Winkler, Sinne Eeg, Sherrie Maricle, Tomoko Omura and more. Thanks for listening and ...

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Article: Album Review

Bruce Harris: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


Beginnings sounds as if it's guided by an old hand instead of someone relatively new to the demanding art of leading a band. The debut recording of trumpeter Bruce Harris captures a coherent, homogeneous group sound, while utilizing several different combinations of instruments. Harris ties together material ranging from Harold Arlen, to Bud Powell, to Prince, ...

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Article: Album Review

Bruce Harris: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Many a debut album receives a largely positive critique before being cut down to size with a qualifier. It's simply a jazz journalist's nature to paint newcomers as nascent talent in need of seasoning, players showing signs of potential, or artists taking a good first step with a first record. But sometimes a debut album is ...


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